Secrets of a Successful Organizer

Are there problems where you work? Maybe your pay is too low, conditions are unsafe, or your boss has it in for someone you work with... and you’re ready to do something about it.

This book will show you how to fight back where you work and win. You’ll learn how to identify the key issues in your workplace, build campaigns to tackle them, anticipate management’s tricks and traps, and inspire your co-workers to stand together despite their fears. It’s a step-by-step guide to building power on the job.


Democracy Is Power

The missing element in much of today's debates about rebuilding labor is internal democracy. Democracy Is Power shows what member control really looks like, and why it is crucial to labor's future.


Just Cause

Just Cause: A Union Guide To Winning Discipline Cases by union attorney Robert M. Schwartz is the first new look at union discipline principles since "The seven tests of just cause" propounded by labor arbitrator Carroll Daugherty in 1965. Just Cause brings the seven tests up to date, adding the established principles of progressive discipline and mitigating circumstances.


The Steward's Toolbox

The Steward's Toolbox, edited by Labor Notes editor Mischa Gaus, is a how-to resource guide that gives stewards, union activists, and leaders new and old the skills and orientation they need. Bringing together five years' worth of knowledge from the pages of Labor Notes magazine, the book offers eight chapters full of experience and advice on everything from how to defend past practices to how to build a successful coalition to defeat privatization. 235 pages.


A Troublemaker's Handbook 2

This oversize manual is for workers who want to take control over their lives at work. In hundreds of first-person accounts, workers tell in their own words how they did just that.


Secretos de un organizador exitoso

Our popular book Secrets of a Successful Organizer, is now available in Spanish! (For the English version of the book, click here.)

Nuestro manual popular, Secretos de un organizador exitoso, ya está disponible en español.

¿Hay problemas en su lugar de trabajo? A lo mejor la paga es muy baja, las condiciones son inseguras o su jefe tiene a alguien con quien usted trabaja en la mira… y usted está listo para hacer algo al respecto.


Dynamic Duo Book Combo

Get our newest book, Secrets of a Successful Organizer, along with How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers, for just $27 (a savings of $3).

Secrets of a Successful Organizer is a step-by-step guide to building power on the job. We've distilled the insights and know-how of generations of rank-and-file organizers into 47 secrets you can use—illustrated with real-life stories from hundreds of workers who fought back on the job and won. We’ve created a matching series of free, downloadable handouts you can use in trainings or pass around to co-workers.


No Contract, No Peace: A Legal Guide to Contract Campaigns, Strikes, and Lockouts

Don't let your boss be the only one that's informed on your rights as a union member to organize a strike, picket, or action. Robert Schwartz's latest book, a thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Strikes, Picketing and Inside Campaigns, walks union members and leaders through their rights to speak out. An easy-to-read resource and a powerful tool for any union mobilizing its ranks, this book will help you organize your next contract campaign, work grievance action, or picket.



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